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$683k in hard drugs seized at Az border crossings

CBP officers seized $683,000 in heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine at Arizona border crossings from multiple smuggling attempts in the past week, according to the agency. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Don't like the City Council or Legislature? Give them a raise

The folks responsible for Arizona being better for private prisons than for public schools deserve better health care. They deserve retirement. They deserve a raise. Hey, you keep electing them.... Read more»

Armed Arizona

Federal program fuels police militarization

Millions of dollars in military-grade armaments are flowing into Arizona communities with minimal standards for training or oversight on how the equipment is being used.... Read more»

FactChecking Chris Christie's part-time worker claim

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie claims “we’ve had a huge shift from full-time work to part-time work” under President Obama. ... Read more»

Nominations due for Gabe Zimmerman Awards

The Center for the Future of Arizona is accepting nominations for the Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards, which recognize non-elected public employees and are named in honor of Gabe Zimmerman, who was one of the six people killed on Jan. 8, 2011.... Read more»

Report: Arizona leads nation in college cuts, tuition hikes

Arizona leads the nation when it comes to the deepest cuts to higher-education spending and the steepest tuition increases since the Great Recession began in 2007, according to new national report.... Read more»

Signs that Mexico is finally taking its corruption problem seriously

A new website exposes candidates' wealth, and a new anti-corruption system could make dirty politicos more vulnerable to prosecution.... Read more»

Judge sets hearing in Nogales border shooting suit

A federal judge in Tucson will hear arguments this month in response to a motion by the government to dismiss a lawsuit filed against a U.S. Border Patrol agent over the 2012 cross-border shooting death of a Mexican teenager.... Read more»

Paraguay: No abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

She’s just 10 years old, but in the eyes of the Paraguayan government she’s old enough to be a mother.... Read more»

Border Patrol accepting thousands of applications

Aiming to recruit about 1,600 additional agents by fall, the Border Patrol is accepting applications from up to 16,000 potential recruits through the end of May. New agents are paid $39,000-$50,000.... Read more»

Grijalva, House Dems demand review of ICE deportation policies

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva and 39 other members of Congress have asked Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about accusations that officials may be deporting people who should be protected by immigration policies announced by President Obama in November.... Read more»

Senate OKs naming Douglas crossing for former Gov. Raul Castro

The port of entry in Douglas will be named after Arizona's late Gov. Raul Castro, pending the president's signature. Castro, first and thus far only Mexican-American governor of Arizona, died in April. Memorial services are scheduled for this week.... Read more»

Talc-ovarian cancer link sparks growing legal battle

Talc powder might be a cause ovarian cancer–who knew? It turned out that some people did. Since the early 1980s, a slew of studies have found that women who regularly used talc powder for feminine hygiene had higher than average rates of ovarian cancer. Yet the evidence–which fell short of proving causation–was mostly confined to medical journals and has barely made a blip on the public radar.... Read more»

Arizona State Museum sifts through collections to decide what to return to tribes

It's slow going as the Arizona State Museum sifts through decades of its collections to figure out which items are sacred and which human remains should be returned to tribes. But it's important, officials say. “These were people," said one worker at the museum.... Read more»

Tribes: Law requiring return of remains, relics, hasn’t met promise

Tribes had hoped the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act would bring the return of sacred items and human remains from museums. But 25 years later, more than 70 percent of tribal remains haven't been turned over. Critics say the law is falling short. ... Read more»

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